Guide: Top hashtags in Francophone Africa

For the past 18 months, I’ve been compiling a list of the most used hashtags in Francophone countries – this is by no means an exhaustive list, just a quick review of what I’ve seen. Feel free to add, as comments, the hashtags (that I am missing) for the listed & not listed (aka: anglophone) countries! 

Structurally, you will commonly see 4 types of hashtags: The full country/city name which are the easiest and most used by the international community. The Team[Country Code] – they tend to be mostly used for entertainment content by locals or diaspora missing home and the abbreviations (DZ, Camers…) which saves you character space. Finally, the local slang words / vernacular languages (JeWanda, kebetu, lwili…) tend to be the most popular ones, perhaps because of the sense of belonging and self-awarness they bring to the users.

  • #Algerie: #Djazair ; #team213 ; #DZ
  • #Bénin: #team229
  • #BurkinaFaso: #Lwili ; #BF226 ; #Burkina ; #Faso ; #team226 ; #BF
  • #Burundi: #team257 ; #burundibwacu
  • #Cameroun: #Jewanda ; #Kongossa ; #Douala ; #Yaoundé ; #team237 ; #Camers
  • #CôtedIvoire: #Kpakpatoya ;  #team225 ; #ci225 ; #CIV225 ; #teamCIV ; #civedu ; #CivSocial ; #CivNews
  • #Gabon
  • #Guinée (#Conakry) : #Team224 ; #TeamGuinée
  • #Madagascar: #Madagasikara ; #Gasy ; #Team261 ; #TeamGasy ; #Mada
  • #Mali: #Grin223; #Team223
  • #Maroc: #twittoma ; #212 ; #Weboma ; #Team212
  • #Mauritanie: #Team222 ; #TeamSoninke
  • #Niger: #team227 ; #ne227 ; #Niamey ; #ActuNiger ; #fakarey
  • #RépubliqueCentrafricaine: #team236 ; #TeamCentro ; #Centrafrique ; #BêAfrica ; #RCA ; #NaBangui
  • République du Congo (Brazza) : #RépubliqueDémocratiqueDuCongo ; #team243 ; #Kinshassa; #RDC ; #Congo ; #Team242
  • #Rwanda: #team250 ; #RWOT
  • #Sénégal : #team221 ; #kebetu ; #sunucause ; #sunu2012 ; #Dakar
  • #Togo: #Leguede ; #tgtech ; #tginfo ; #Gnadoè ; #migbehabame ; #Team228 ; #Makoula

We cannot complain about what they think of us until we start telling them about us.

A bientôt,

– Sarah C.

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